REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: Network and Jack, Jules, Esther & Me with Richard Peña

April 13, 2018 | Chris Mather

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | NETWORK This week’s classic is the 1976 satire Network, written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. Howard Beale is having a meltdown. As portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Peter ...

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Viewer Guide: D.O.A. and Childless with Richard Peña

March 30, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | D.O.A. This week’s classic is the 1950 film noir D.O.A., starring Edmond O’Brien and directed by Rudolph Maté. A good example of a Hollywood “independent” film—financed outside of the studio system with the ...

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Viewer Guide: The Big Lift and Jimmy’s Hall with Richard Peña

March 16, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE BIG LIFT   This week’s REEL 13 classic is The Big Lift (1950), a drama starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas, directed by George Seaton. Shot almost entirely on Berlin locations, ...

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Viewer Guide: Raintree County and Get Low with Richard Peña

March 9, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | RAINTREE COUNTY This week’s REEL 13 classic is Raintree County (1957), a romantic Civil War drama adapted from the novel by Ross Lockridge Jr., directed by Edward Dmytryk. Montgomery Clift stars as John ...

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Viewer Guide: Laura and Grandma with Richard Peña

February 23, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | LAURA This week’s REEL 13 classic is Laura (1944), a crime drama that’s often cited as one of the first “film noir” to emerge in the American cinema, starring Gene ...

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Viewer Guide: Julia and An Education with Richard Peña

February 16, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | JULIA Adapted from an autobiographical chapter in playwright Lillian Hellman’s 1973 memoir “Pentimento,” Julia (1977) has transformed into more of a historical mystery rather than a biographical drama, as controversy over ...

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Viewer Guide: Casablanca and Testament of Youth with Richard Peña

February 6, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | CASABLANCA This week’s classic is perhaps the most beloved American film of all time: Casablanca (1942). The screenplay, principally by Howard Koch and the uncredited Casey Robinson, was based on an ...

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Viewer Guide: To Catch a Thief and The Quitter with Richard Peña

January 25, 2018 | Richard Peña

Introducing “Viewer Guide,” your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | TO CATCH A THIEF This week’s REEL 13 Classic is To Catch a Thief (1955), a lightly suspenseful romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. After achieving one of his ...

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